Girl Guides earn their badges at the Mary Rose Museum

ALL SMILES Guides in Tudor dress
ALL SMILES Guides in Tudor dress
Stuart Burnham with 12-year-old Andrew Impey and his mum, Kirstine Burnham   Picture: Habibur Rahman

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GIRL guides have been earning new badges during action-packed evenings at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Seven to 10-year-old Brownie packs worked towards their Disability Awareness Badge with a range of activities.

This included a ‘mobility awareness’ activity to experience the museum in a wheelchair and ‘sight awareness’ with the use of special glasses to find out how the museum helps blind people enjoy the artefacts.

Guides aged 10 to 14 years got points towards their Blast from the Past Go For It award through history activity sessions such as dancing the night away with Tudor moves, playing games like Nine Men’s Morris and Quoits, loading and firing a cannon and dressing in Tudor costumes.

Claire Rees, Girlguiding Portsmouth’s division commissioner, said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for girls to combine discovering their local heritage with achievements in guides.’

Girls from 1st Drayton Guides (pictured) gained their Blast from the Past Go For It award.

They also used the experience to obtain their ‘Night at the Museum’ badge.